Woolsey Fire: Firefighter battling flames in Ventura struck by vehicle

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A firefighter battling the Woolsey Fire in Ventura was struck by a vehicle early Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

A firefighter from Washington battling the Woolsey Fire was struck by a vehicle early Thursday morning.

The incident occurred near Deer Creek Road and Pacific Coast Highway shortly before 12:30 a.m. The vehicle involved was confirmed to be a civilian vehicle. The incident was not a hit-and-run, and no arrests were made, officials said.

The injured firefighter was not immediately identified, though authorities said he is from South Kitsap Fire and Rescue in Washington state.

A helicopter was called to the scene, and the firefighter was airlifted to Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. His injuries were described as not life-threatening, South Kitsap Fire and Rescue officials said.

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